To bawl is defined as to cry or wail loudly.(verb)
An example of bawl is to sob loudly upon hearing bad news.
See bawl in Webster's New World College Dictionary
intransitive verb, transitive verb
Origin: ME baulen (found only in ger.) < ML baulare, to bark & ? ON baula, to low like a cow; both of echoic orig.
See bawl in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb bawled, bawl·ing, bawls verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English bawlen, to bark
Origin: , from Medieval Latin baulāre, to bark (probably of Scandinavian origin)
Origin: or from Old Norse baula, to low (of imitative origin).
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